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Guest Writer Jan Perkins on the Courage to Do the Right Thing

Courage to Do The Right Thing By Jan Perkins, Vice President, Management Partners & WLG-CA Board Member A car flips over; you stop and run to pull the driver out. That takes courage. Someone tells a joke at another person’s expense and you say, “That’s not funny.” That takes courage. You are the only woman [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:28:22+00:00June 17th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

Career Corner Guest Post from Laura Fitzpatrick, DCM – Chesapeake, VA on Beware of Perfectionism!

Beware of Perfectionism! An Overhead View Of A Person's Hand Arranging The Paper Clips And Pencils By Laura Fitzpatrick, Deputy City Manager, Chesapeake, VA and Southeast Regional Vice President, ICMA Executive Board I was recently asked to speak to public administration students at a local university.  I spent over an hour sharing leadership [...]

By |2019-05-22T19:40:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|#CareerCorner, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|1 Comment

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here In the spring of 2014, I helped a group of eight “seasoned” local government managers join together in an effort to develop the skills necessary for maintaining our personal and professional resiliency.  I was inspired by [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:47:10+00:00April 30th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Share Your Story|1 Comment

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: New Job for the President!

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: New Job for the President! Last week I started my job as a Chief Administrative Officer. Not only is it the first CAO position for me personally, but I am the first woman to serve in this position in the history of the county where I am now serving. A “first” that is [...]

By |2019-04-24T22:50:59+00:00April 24th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer – Especially for Women! Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why.

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer. Especially for Women!  Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why. We recently caught up with Nicole Lance, CEO of Lance Strategies and former Assistant City Manager of Surprise, Arizona about the training she is leading around the importance of good dialogue and courageous conversations at work, especially for [...]

By |2019-02-26T22:07:52+00:00February 26th, 2019|#CareerCorner, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women’s Municipal Leadership Program

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women's Municipal Leadership Program Recently we caught up with Emily Kieliszewski from the Michigan Municipal League about the MML's newly launched 16/50 Project which was designed, along with insight and help from the League of Women in Government, to help increase the number of female municipal managers. Here is our interview: PAM: What [...]

By |2019-02-20T18:05:17+00:00February 20th, 2019|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

THE HIDDEN NETWORKING GAP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

THE HIDDEN NETWORKING GAP BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN The difference in the way men and women approach networking can have a big impact on career opportunities. Here are six ways women can leverage their connections for the same kind of boost men enjoy. By Lisa Rabasca Roepe It’s been said that it’s not what you know [...]

By |2018-12-19T00:09:04+00:00December 19th, 2018|Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership

How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership By Wei Zheng, Ronit Kark, and Alyson Meister A wealth of research shows that female leaders, much more than their male counterparts, face the need to be warm and nice (what society traditionally expects from women), as well as competent or tough (what society traditionally expects from men and leaders). The problem is [...]

By |2018-11-29T18:58:42+00:00November 29th, 2018|#GenderBalance, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|2 Comments

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy By Rachael Fuller & Jessica Harper Thirty women in local government throughout the state of Oregon wrapped up a 10-month leadership program in November. The program, which began in February, 2018, provided women with in-person opportunities to enhance skills and competencies, build confidence, [...]

4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence

4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence By Homaira Kabir, Ellevate Network Many high-potential women can relate to a fuzzy concept in their performance reviews: leadership presence. They’re told that a lack of it is holding them back from being promoted to senior positions. But they’re rarely told what they can do to build [...]

By |2018-11-21T01:47:11+00:00November 21st, 2018|#CareerCorner, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments